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  • Short Summary

    Thousands of Catholics gather in Manchester to celebrate Whit-Friday.

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    Title: "40,000 YOUNG CATHOLICS take 3 1/2 hours to pass Annual Whit-Friday Procession".

    High angled shot of lots of children gathered in a city square. Various shots of procession of children dressed in white, carrying flowers and wooden crucifixes. M/S of young men wearing satin sashes walking in the procession, some carry a large model of Christ on the Cross on their shoulders. M/S of children carrying flower covered models in another part of the procession, others hold ribbons attached to the models.

    M/S of a small procession of priests and altar boys, two lines of small girls walk in front of them scattering petals, some altar boys hold a canopy over a bishop. M/S of people kneeling in prayer on a field. High angled shot of a procession of women dressed in white winding through a park. High angled shot of the priests and altar boys holding the canopy over the bishop, they are walking through the park past a large crowd. Various L/Ss of the crowds assembled in the park, including many of the children in white, pan to show more children in white streaming into the park.

    Note: for more footage of Catholic parades in Manchester from this year, please refer to G 1093 - WHIT MONDAY PROCESSION. AH 2000.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:49:00 / 01:17:37:00
    G 1094

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